2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

Last update: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. Major changes.
Next update: Next week. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

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  1. Detroit Lions: Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
    The Lions never properly replaced Ndamukong Suh and the other defensive tackles they lost this past season, so they’ll have to put forth effort into doing so next spring.

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  2. Tennessee Titans: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
    The Titans continue to build around Marcus Mariota by finding another play-maker for him. Justin Hunter has been a huge disappointment, while Kendall Wright will be a free agent after the 2016 season.

    Pick change; previously William Jackson, CB

  3. Cleveland Browns: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
    The Browns have to use an early-round pick on a receiver eventually, right? They can’t keep going with retreads.

    Pick change; previously William Fuller, WR

  4. San Diego Chargers: Chris Jones, DE/DT, Mississippi State
    The Chargers re-signed Corey Liuget to a $30 million contract this past offseason, so I don’t know how much money they want to invest in their defensive line. This is significant, as Kendall Reyes happens to be a free agent at the end of this year. San Diego may want to obtain someone more consistent up front anyway, as Reyes is having a terrible season.

    Pick change; previously Darian Thompson, S



  5. San Francisco 49ers: Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
    The 49ers just dealt Vernon Davis, so they’ll be looking to replace him at some point during the offseason. They’ll need to find better weapons for their new quarterback.

    Pick change; previously Chris Jones, DE/DT

  6. Baltimore Ravens: William Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
    Steve Smith announced that this will be his final season, so the Ravens will need a new starting receiver to go along with Breshad Perriman. Smith may decide to try to return from his torn Achilles, but either way, Baltimore can’t count on him being there in 2016.

    Pick change; previously Josh Doctson, WR

  7. Chicago Bears: Tyler Johnstone, OT, Oregon
    The Bears drafted a center, but they need more than just one upgrade on their horrific offensive line. They need to move Kyle Long back to guard, so why not another blocking Duck who can make that happen?

  8. Dallas Cowboys: Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
    Darren McFadden has looked good recently, but the Cowboys can’t really count on him for the long term. Here’s their running back of the future.



  9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dan Voltz, C, Wisconsin
    The Jaguars signed Stefen Wisniewski, but that was just to a 1-year deal, so they may need a new center after this season. Wisniewski has played well though, so he could be re-signed.

  10. Kansas City Chiefs: Jacoby Brissett, QB, N.C. State
    Andy Reid is a very stubborn individual, but even he has to admit that the Alex Smith experiment is failing. The Chiefs, barring some sort of inexplicable second-half surge, almost have to give up on Smith this offseason. If so, they’ll target a quarterback early in the 2016 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Germain Ifedi, OT/G

  11. Houston Texans: Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
    Half a season shouldn’t drop a prospect a whole round, but my premise behind slotting Christian Hackenberg in the top five was that he would go that high if he put together a strong 2015 campaign. It doesn’t look like that’s going to happen now, so it’s realistic could drop to the second day. If so, I’m sure the Texans would take a chance on him, given that Bill O’Brien got the most out of him when he was at Penn State.

    Pick change; previously Derrick Henry, RB

  12. Buffalo Bills: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State
    As mentioned in the first round, Mario Williams has been a huge disappointment this year. It shouldn’t surprise anyone if Buffalo dumps him this offseason. If so, here’s a replacement.

    Pick change; previously Darron Lee, DE/OLB



  13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
    I’m not sure what the Buccaneers plan on doing at the running back position, but Doug Martin is a free agent, while Charles Sims hasn’t really shown anything yet.

    Pick change; previously Vonn Bell, S

  14. St. Louis Rams: Su’a Cravens, S, USC
    The Rams will have some contract issues at safety next offseason, with Rodney McLeod and Mark Barron both set to hit the market.

  15. Washington Redskins: Darian Thompson, S, Boise State
    Here’s more help for Washington’s secondary. The team is actually weaker at safety, so both positions definitely need to be addressed.

    Pick change; previously Christian Hackenberg, QB

  16. Miami Dolphins: Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
    The Dolphins have a disappointing defensive line, but their main issue on defense is their secondary, which has holes at both cornerback and safety.

    Pick change; previously Cameron Sutton, CB



  17. Seattle Seahawks: Shawn Oakman, DE/DT, Baylor
    No one should’ve been surprised that Shawn Oakman returned to school, given that he was widely viewed as a second-day project. In fact, one general manager has him as a fifth- to seventh-rounder. Oakman has loads of potential and athleticism, however, so if he can actually learn how to play football, he could sneak into the first round.

  18. Pittsburgh Steelers: William Jackson, CB, Houston
    The Steelers almost have to make this pick, don’t they? Their cornerback play, outside of Ross Cockrell, has been abysmal this season. It’s the same, old story, and it needs to change.

    Pick change; previously Eddie Jackson, S

  19. New Orleans Saints: Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
    The Saints need to do whatever they can to get Brandon Browner out of the lineup. He might just be the worst cornerback in the NFL right now.

    Pick change; previously Hunter Henry, TE

  20. St. Louis Rams: Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
    The Rams signed Nick Fairley this past offseason, but Fairley will be a free agent again in March. If the front office doesn’t retain him, a second-day choice could be used on depth.

    Pick change; previously Anthony Zettel, DE/DT



  21. Indianapolis Colts: Carl Nassib, DE/OLB, Penn State
    The Colts could use another pass-rusher. Trent Cole is old; Erik Walden is ineffective; Robert Mathis hasn’t been the same; and Bjoern Werner is a bust because he wasn’t a good fit in the scheme.

    Pick change; previously Max Tuerk, C

  22. New York Giants: Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida
    Jerry Reese is never opposed to drafting pass-rushers, and he may do that early this spring, just because Jason Pierre-Paul is such a huge question mark going forward.

    Pick change; previously Corey Coleman, WR

  23. New York Jets: Darron Lee, DE/OLB, Ohio State
    Here’s a linebacker for the Jets, one who can rush the quarterback from the exterior, which is something New York has had issues with in the past few years.

    Pick change; previously Jordan Jenkins, DE/OLB

  24. Minnesota Vikings: Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State
    T.J. Clemmings might be Minnesota’s left tackle of the future, but the front office will have to look for a long-term left guard as well.



  25. Oakland Raiders: Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State
    Despite his age, Charles Woodson is somehow playing like one of the top safeties in the NFL. As remarkable as this is, Woodson can’t last much longer, so here’s a future replacement.

    Pick change; previously Maliek Collins, DT

  26. Atlanta Falcons: Kendell Beckwith, LB, LSU
    I don’t trust these Atlanta linebackers, outside of Brooks Reed, so the Falcons could opt to strengthen this group during the offseason.

  27. Arizona Cardinals: Jordan Jenkins, DE/OLB, Georgia
    The Cardinals have lacked pass-rushing talent on the edge for quite some time now, so I have to imagine that they’ll have interest in a potent outside linebacker next spring.

    Pick change; previously Carl Nassib, DE/OLB

  28. Denver Broncos: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
    Owen Daniels has been a failure thus far, prompting John Elway to trade for Vernon Davis. The problem is, Davis hasn’t played well for two years now. The Broncos could use a better tight end to properly replace Julius Thomas.

  29. Green Bay Packers: Tyler Matakevich, ILB, Temple
    Clay Matthews has performed well at inside linebacker over the past year, but he would be so much better on the edge. The problem is that Green Bay doesn’t have another inside linebacker. Here’s a possible solution.

    Pick change; previously Carl Lawson, DE/OLB

  30. Cincinnati Bengals: KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
    Pacman Jones is playing out of his mind right now – both literally and figuratively – but he’ll be a free agent following this season. Leon Hall will also be hitting the market in March. With so many expiring contracts at cornerback, the Bengals will have to address that position.

  31. Carolina Panthers: Germain Ifedi, OT/G, Texas A&M
    Carolina’s offensive line has been better than expected this season, but the team still needs to obtain at least one upgrade up front. They can’t keep moving forward with Michael Oher manning the blind side.

    Pick change; previously Spencer Drango, OT

  32. New England Patriots: Desmond King, CB, Iowa
    Perhaps Bill Belichick will use a second-round pick next year on an actual need, rather than a late-round safety. I don’t get how New England failed to find replacements for Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.



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